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#1 danielle88

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:02 AM

The laptop I'm am using right now contains 2 sticks of 256mb RAM, and recently I've been experiencing a general slowdown by my laptop. So I decided to check the system specifications (My Computer > Properties), it showed half the RAM of what I should have running on my laptop. However after a turning on the laptop again after the shutdown, the 512 RAM came back again. This is intermittent and I do not know what the problem is. Could it be faulty or loosened RAM? Thanks for all your help.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:13 AM

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So, did the problem fix itself after you turned it back on or does it still have this problem? Also, is it possible if you can provide us with some more information about your PC, like its age, specs etc.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:25 AM

No, it didn't fix. The problem would come back randomly from time to time. I am experiencing the problem on my laptop which I've been using since early 2005. Here are the specs, Acer TravelMate 4050, Intel Pentium M 725 processor (1.6GHz, 400MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache), 60gb HDD, 512MB of RAM. Thank you so much for your speedy response.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 08:45 AM

Have you tried unplugging it from the wall, removing the battery, opening up the memory compartment, touching some of the metal of the chassis, and then removing and reseating the memory chips (you may want to blow out the slots with compressed air also)?
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:49 AM

Have you checked Event Viewer for clues?

What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

If this were a desktop, I'd also suggest checking the CMOS battery (a leading cause of system behavior that is weird).

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 03:18 PM

Have you tried unplugging it from the wall, removing the battery, opening up the memory compartment, touching some of the metal of the chassis, and then removing and reseating the memory chips (you may want to blow out the slots with compressed air also)?


Nope, I haven't. The memory compartment is sealed up really tightly, so I can't seem to open the compartment with conventional screwdrivers.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 03:20 PM

Have you checked Event Viewer for clues?

What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

If this were a desktop, I'd also suggest checking the CMOS battery (a leading cause of system behavior that is weird).

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I'm sorry, I'm not really sure how what to look at with Event Viewer.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:33 PM

If you read that link, it will tell you what and how.

As for accessing the memory on a laptop...what is the manufacturer/model for this system?

A number of laptops use screws which are not manipulated by Philips or slot screw drivers. But the small screwdrivers which open these can be easily obtained at Walmarts in a small screwdriver kit. I bought one about 3 years ago and it works on Compaq tighteners, among others.

Memory is always intended to be accessible by boxmakers.

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